Saturday, December 13, 2008

SATURDAY MORNING DOUBLE FEATURE: YOU ARE GETTING SLEEP-Y

SLEEP - VOLUME ONE (1991)



Debut album from legendary stoner-doom-sludge-whatever-the-kids-are-calling-it-these-days metal band, Sleep. Not as defining or dynamic as their follow-up classic "Holy Mountain", "Volume One" is still a Hell of a listen, chock full of that stony, Sleep-y crunchiness we all know and love. Fun fact: This was their only album they recorded as a 4 piece (2nd guitarist Justin Marler left the band to become an Orthodox monk).

Download HERE



SLEEP TERROR - PROBING TRANQUILITY (2006)



Sleep Terror is an instrumental mindfuck. Obviously heavily influenced by the technical death metal brain surgery of bands like Necrophagist and Cryptopsy, their music is dense, fast, and shredding. They also throw quite a few jazz breaks into the mix, a nice palate cleanser when the grind gets a bit too intense. The brains behind Sleep Terror is a dude named Luke Jager, a Sacramento native who relocated to Seattle last year. He sometimes records with a drum machine but occasionally performs and records with live drummers crazy enough to try to play his shit. This is definitely "guitar nerd"-type music, the product of a deranged mind focused on creating the most complicated and brutal metal possible. Highly recommended.

Download HERE

5 comments:

Aesop said...

If you like this you might want to check out Blotted Science, another super angular techy nerdy instrumental crusher.

Aesop said...

Oh, here:
http://lucidmedia.blogspot.com/2007/09/blotted-science-machinations-of.html

Lo-Res Viscera said...

This blog KILLS, dude.
How come I gotta find you via a comment on Aesop's blog & I haven't find your blog before?
Thanks for checking my blog out, I'm about to link you up, maybe you could add me as well?

back to the beer now

Jason/Lo-Res

Shelby Cobras said...

Aesop, thanks for the tip, I'm all over that.
Jason, thanks for the kind words, I've already linked to Lo-Res Viscera. Good shit dude.

Peter said...

This guy shreds. Thanks for putting that up.